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Book Launch and Book Signing Space Application Form

Service Update: Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Book Launch service will be unavailable until further notice. Announcements will be made when the service is ready to resume.

Vaughan Public Libraries is committed to supporting our local literary talent’s writing efforts. We offer local authors and poets free space for book launches and book signings.

To help us better meet your needs, please fill out the following information and we will contact you shortly:

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How can we help?

  • VPL defines local authors and poets as authors and poets who reside in York Region, Peel Region or Toronto.
  • We offer free space of either a lobby table or a room. Please pick the one that best suits your needs. If you have a list of guests that you would like to invite to your book launch, booking a room for your book launch will work well. However, if you don't have a list of guests in mind, please consider booking a book signing table in the library lobby, as it will be more visible to the general public.
  • VPL offers only one free book launch per title per author.
  • Bookings should be made at least one month in advance and approval will depend on room/space availability.
  • You will have the opportunity to sell your published works, but no solicitation is permitted.
  • VPL will offer limited promotional support only. If you have a poster for promotion, please upload the digital image at the end of this form. At the discretion of the Librarian II, Literacy and Readers’ Advisory, the poster will be forwarded to the hosting branch to be posted on the community board. We will also announce your book launch or book signing on VPL’s social media channels.

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VPL will collect a copy of each published work authored by local authors according to the VPL Collection Development Policy.

The personal information collected from you on this form will only be used for the purpose of contacting. Your personal information will not be shared with outside organizations, except as indicated in the Privacy Statement.